Sunday, September 6, 2009

Rives - Performance Poet Extraordinaire!

I have just discovered John G Rives - a very clever, very funny performance poet.
Rives is a performer, a storyteller and an author. He has appeared on multiple seasons of HBO's Def Poetry Jam and was a member of the Def Poetry international tour group. He has made multiple appearances at the international thinkers TED Conference and has published several pop-up books for children.

Here's his rap on YouTube about Deaf Poetry:

Here's his "Mockingbird" remix of the 2006 TED conference

Here's his rap on on the conspiracy theory of Four In The Morning:

And a cerebral poem interpreting emoticons...

enjoy! :))

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